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The recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston’s leading theatre company since its founding in 1982. The Huntington brings together superb local and national talent to produce a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current each season. Led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. The Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. The Huntington Theatre Company strives to attract a diverse group of candidates for employment. African Americans, Asian Americans, individuals with disabilities, individuals of two or more races, Latin Americans, Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, veterans, and women are encouraged to apply.

To Apply for Open Positions except Calderwood Front of House & Part Time Sales Associate:

Interested candidates, please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

    Peggy J. Novello, Director of Human Resources
    Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.
    281 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    Fax: 617 353 8300
    jobs@huntingtontheatre.org

in either MS Word or PDF format with the job title in the message subject.

In addition, the Huntington Theatre Company provides Health, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance, as well as paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

For all other positions, please follow the directions with in the body of the listing.


 

Assistant Lighting Supervisor

The Assistant Lighting Supervisor supports the work of the lighting and projections department under the direction of the Lighting and Projections Supervisor for all Huntington Theatre Company productions and events in all of our venues.  Key player on the lighting team, with responsibilities in such areas as plot prep, running crews and crew calls, programming and run crew work as assigned.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Assists the Lighting and Projections Supervisor in their duties as needed - including creation and maintenance of production paperwork, preparing and installing shows and events, supervising crews and crew calls, interfacing with designers and stage management, documenting and overseeing departmental procedures and practices, and maintaining and promoting a professional work atmosphere.
  • Responsible for executing department operations in the Lighting and Projections Supervisor’s absence.
  • Fulfill the duties of production Lighting and Projections Supervisor when deemed necessary by the demands of the show or the season.
  • Assists in the development of lighting department staff skills and efficiency.  May include mentoring and advising apprentices, hired assistants, and crew members.  
  • Assigns, supervises, and allocates work to members of the crew as required. 
  • Assists with inventory management between various spaces.
  • Provides maintenance, repair, and organization for all related workspaces, equipment, and systems, including performance and support areas.
  • Ensures all personnel working in the lighting department use all tools, materials and equipment with proper safe practices and use appropriate protection equipment.  Provides training when necessary.
  • Assists with and/or supervises special events, projects and rentals as required.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A./B.S. in Technical Theatre Study or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of professional experience
  • Familiar with the maintenance, operation and installation of basic lighting equipment.
  • Have knowledge and skill in the operation of computer controlled consoles and dimmers (primarily ETC equipment), and knowledge in the set-up, operation and repair of DMX controlled equipment such as scrollers, automated lighting fixtures, color-changing LED fixtures, and effects equipment. 
  • Must be able to read and execute lighting plans and be able to operate lighting software such as Lightwright and Vectorworks.
  • Must have experience hiring and supervising crews.
  • Must be comfortable using ladders and fall arrest equipment since the production facilities have a grid and line sets, catwalks, loading rails, etc,
  • Moves equipment that ranges from 25-125 pounds. 
  • Works independently and manages time well. 

 


Director of Human Resources

The Director of Human Resources for the Huntington must have an outgoing, caring, confident personal style with a highly-developed sense of humor.  She/He should also have the ability to attend to numerous important projects concurrently, and to prioritize, and respond positively and effectively in meeting strict deadlines.  You’ll be a problem solver who works well in a group and uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

As the Director, you will originate and lead Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture which emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.  You will coordinate implementation of services, policies, and programs in concert with Human Resources staff; report to the General Manager and assist and advise department heads and supervisors about Human Resources issues.  Manage a staff of 3 and oversees all aspects of Human Resources including recruiting, employee development, employee relations, benefits, compensation, payroll and workers’ compensation.

Qualifications:

  • BA or equivalent
  • 5 years’ experience in Human Resources management; PHR (Professional in Human Resources) or SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) preferred.  Arts and/or not-for-profit experience is very helpful.
  • Should have thorough knowledge of benefit programs.  Exposure to payroll and workers’ compensation would be useful. 
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. 


House Electrician-Huntington Avenue Theatre

The House Electrician-Huntington Avenue Theatre assists the Lighting and Projections Supervisor in the mounting of the design of four Huntington productions each season, in addition to reviewing the plots of renters of the Huntington Avenue Theatre.  Assists in the supervision of freelance staff in the load in/focus/strike and maintenance of Huntington and rental productions.  Programs and operates the lighting systems, and maintains the lighting plot during the run of the productions. Will also supervise any additional production staff such as deck electricians or follow spot operators. Oversees and maintains all electrics equipment in the Huntington Avenue Theatre. Assists on special events and Calderwood Pavilion productions as needed.  

JOB DUTIES:

  • Prepares, and installs the plots for assigned Huntington Production and Rentals, and helps supervise the crew during pre-production, load-in, dress rehearsals, and previews.  Programs light cues, executes the show, and takes production notes during meetings as needed.
  • Operates and maintains the related physical and technical aspects, and upholds the artistic intent of the production during the run. 
  • Provides assistance, guidance, training, and supervision to rental users under the direction of the Huntington Lighting Supervisor.
  • Assists with special events as required which may involve work not directly related to electrics, such as setting up tables, chairs, seating risers, or various production work in other departments.
  • Designs and Programs lights for special events, parties, and one-off performances.
  • Opens and closes the facility when required.
  • Assists with Huntington productions produced at venues other than the Huntington Avenue Theatre as required. 
  • Uses safe practices regarding the use of production systems, equipment and work habits as well as instructing others in safety practices.
  • Maintains related equipment, systems, and workspaces in the Huntington Avenue Theatre, including performance and support areas.
  • Coordinates with the Huntington staff, production staff and rental users to formulate plans and schedules for the smooth and efficient running of the productions.
  • Consults with designers, stage managers, and rental staff regarding the implementation of the production, specifically during load-in, focus, and technical rehearsals.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-5 years of professional theatrical lighting experience.
  • Must be familiar with the maintenance, operation and installation of basic lighting equipment. Have knowledge and skill in the operation of ETC consoles and dimmer racks, and knowledge of DMX controlled equipment such as lusters, automated lighting fixtures, and effects equipment. 
  • Must be able to read and execute lighting plans and be able to operate lighting software such as Lightwright and Vectorworks.
  • The nature of production facilities with a grid and line sets, catwalks, loading rails, etc, requires the use of ladders and fall arrest equipment and create a considerable hazard, requiring applicants to possess physical mobility and capability. 
  • Moves equipment that ranges from 25-125 pounds. 

 



Huntington Avenue Theatre Custodian

The Huntington Avenue Theatre Custodian performs a variety of cleaning duties and general maintenance and repair to keep the facility in a clean and orderly fashion.  Maintains the buildings appearance and up-keep for all visitors.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Daily cleaning of theatre spaces, rehearsal halls, lobbies, rest rooms, common areas, and support spaces.  This includes vacuuming, trash removal, stocking paper products, and sanitization of rest rooms.  Occasional larger cleaning projects as needed.
  • Performs small repair jobs relating to doors, ceilings, floors, glass, walls, handrails, fixtures, painting, etc.
  • Assists with 3rd party vendor coordination with other contracted site services such as pest control.
  • Performs preventative maintenance tasks as scheduled such as filter changes of HVAC, cleaning of drains, replacing light bulbs, and snow removal as well as any other duties assigned in the maintenance and repair of the facility.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School /Trade School diploma or equivalent.
  • One year prior experience.
  • Able to communicate effectively, including excellent reading and writing skills.
  • Because of the physical nature of the position, must be able to lift heavy boxes, bags, and other containers up to 100 pounds. 
  • Knowledge of HVAC and basic understanding of plumbing, fire prevention systems, painting, and electrical a plus. 
  • Must be able to exercise sound judgment and respond effectively in a busy environment. 
  • Good at working independently but also as part of a team.


Huntington Avenue Theatre House Manager

The Huntington Avenue Theatre House Manager coordinates and supervises all front-of-house operations for the Huntington Avenue Theatre. Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising front-of-house paid and volunteer staff; stocking inventory and operating concession areas.

JOB DUTIES:

  • House manages for performances and events taking place in the Huntington Avenue Theatre and Studio 210.
  • Handles emergency or time sensitive situations that may arise in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Coordinates information for audience members (signs, program stuffers).
  • Schedules adequate part-time usher staff, front-of-house security and volunteers for front-of-house staff to serve the need of performances.
  • Maintains concession and merchandise inventory and accounts for and deposits concession and merchandise receipts.
  • Maintains petty cash for daily concession needs.
  • Coordinates with other staff to ensure the maintenance of the physical theatre building.
  • Coordinates with the Director of Theatre Operations and Calderwood Pavilion House Manager to standardize procedures between the two spaces.
  • Coordinates with payroll department to ensure accurate and timely compensation of staff.
  • Coordinates and acts as a Huntington Theatre Company liaison for pre- and post-show receptions scheduled in the lobby space.
  • Acts as liaison for groups attending the theatre.
  • Acts as liaison for rental clients on all house management issues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Theatre Operations.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A. or equivalent plus 1-3 years’ experience in House Management with a demonstrated strength in customer service.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills are necessary for this position.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are extremely helpful.
  • Experience with Tessitura and/or Artifax preferred
  • Familiarity with ADA and with the Actors Equity Association rules and policies pertaining to the front-of-house are preferred.
  • Possess the ability to attend to numerous details at one time, establish priorities, respond positively and effectively under stressful situations, and propose timely solutions to problems.
  • First Aid and/or CPR training is necessary and will be provided if necessary.  In addition, TIPS training is necessary for this position and will be provided if not currently certified.



Temporary Draper

The draper will lead a team for our productions of “Merrily We Roll Along”- Aug. 7- Sept. 13, 207, “Tartuffe”- Oct. 9-Nov. 15, 2017, and “Top Girls”-Dec. 18, 2017- Jan. 26, 2018, to be produced in the Huntington Avenue Theatre.  Position is paid hourly, the work week will be 40 hours and some overtime will be required.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither housing nor travel is provided.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience as a draper in a professional costume shop, and as such be able to drape or draft costumes as rendered by the costume designer, and supervise the cutting and construction of costumes by your team.
  • Conduct fittings with costume designer, and keep the build on schedule.
  • Experience with fitting and altering rented and purchased costumes, adhering strictly to accepted practices for rented costumes.
  • Must have experience with a wide variety of materials, proficiency with operating and trouble-shooting industrial sewing machines, and excellent communication skills.
  • Must maintain a calm and professional attitude at all times, and manage own workload and that of team, under the supervision of the costume director.

 


Temporary Draper

The draper will lead a team for our productions of “Merrily We Roll Along”- Aug. 7- Sept. 13, 207, “Tartuffe”- Oct. 9-Nov. 15, 2017, and “Top Girls”-Dec. 18, 2017- Jan. 26, 2018, to be produced in the Huntington Avenue Theatre.  Position is paid hourly, the work week will be 40 hours and some overtime will be required.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither housing nor travel is provided.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience as a draper in a professional costume shop, and as such be able to drape or draft costumes as rendered by the costume designer, and supervise the cutting and construction of costumes by your team.
  • Conduct fittings with costume designer, and keep the build on schedule.
  • Experience with fitting and altering rented and purchased costumes, adhering strictly to accepted practices for rented costumes.
  • Must have experience with a wide variety of materials, proficiency with operating and trouble-shooting industrial sewing machines, and excellent communication skills.
  • Must maintain a calm and professional attitude at all times, and manage own workload and that of team, under the supervision of the costume director.

 

Stitchers

The Huntington Theatre Company costume shop is seeking qualified stitchers for the 2017-2018 season, primarily from August, 2017-Feb. 2018.  Two temporary full-time positions are open, for a 40-hour work week with a small amount of overtime needed the week before tech.  Positions are paid hourly.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither travel nor housing is provided.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in a professional costume shop.
  • Have a familiarity with a wide range of fabrics and materials, and be proficient at operating industrial sewing machines.
  • Have good hand-sewing skills.
  • Be able to follow directions, ask appropriate questions, remain calm and professional at all times.
  • Knowledge of basic garment construction, including pressing, fabric preparation, common closures.
  • Ideal candidates will be punctual, personable, and interested in building their skills.

The Huntington Theatre Company costume shop is seeking qualified stitchers for the 2017-2018 season, primarily from August, 2017-Feb. 2018.  Two temporary full-time positions are open, for a 40-hour work week with a small amount of overtime needed the week before tech.  Positions are paid hourly.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither travel nor housing is provided.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in a professional costume shop.
  • Have a familiarity with a wide range of fabrics and materials, and be proficient at operating industrial sewing machines.
  • Have good hand-sewing skills.
  • Be able to follow directions, ask appropriate questions, remain calm and professional at all times.
  • Knowledge of basic garment construction, including pressing, fabric preparation, common closures.
  • Ideal candidates will be punctual, personable, and interested in building their skills.

 Please include two references in application.

 


 

Ticketing Services Associate

The Ticketing Services Associate assists Huntington Theatre Company Ticketing Services Management with the operations of the Box Office, primarily at the Huntington Avenue Theatre. Supervises Customer Service Representatives in ticket sales and distribution for performances. Provides training and support to Customer Service Representatives.

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Opens and closes Box Offices and Phone Room. Prepares and reconciles cash and deposits.
  • Responsible for the continued efficiency of ticket preparation and distribution prior to performances. 
  • Responds to patron inquiries and processes ticket orders via window, phone and email.
  • Supports Ticketing Services Management, Pavilion and Subscription Manager as required.
  • Performs any duties specifically related to operations of the Huntington Avenue Theatre.
  • Training and supervision of all representatives in the Phone Room in proper box office procedures and in delivering excellent customer service. 
  • Assists with opening night, VIP ticketing, papering and associated record keeping.
  • Maintains accurate box office records and process information in a timely manner.
  • Assists with set-up and helps to process consignment sales.
  • Deals effectively, efficiently and courteously with subscriber and single ticket patron needs.
  • Special assignments regarding outside theatre bookings when needed.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2 years of college or equivalent
  • 1 year professional box office experience or equivalent work experience. 
  • Strong customer service and organizational skills. 
  • Knowledge of a computerized ticketing system (Tessitura, preferred), spreadsheet program (MS Excel) and word processing (MS Word).
  • Must be able to deal with high pressure while continuing to provide superior customer service
  • Must be punctual and possess a positive, professional attitude.
  • Effective written and verbal communication is essential. 
  • Able to accept corrections and adapt to and work with constant change. 

Calderwood Front of House

The Huntington Theatre Company seeks part-time Front of House staff for the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Become a part of the most exciting space for the performing arts in Boston. The Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts is a theatre complex that hosts a wide range of Boston theatre companies including the Huntington Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and many others.

Qualifications:
We are searching for dependable, outgoing individuals who enjoy the arts and interacting with the public to join our Front of House team. Responsibilities include ticket scanning, ushering, concessions sales, bartending (training provided), and supervising volunteers. Must have evening and weekend availability but some daytime availability is a plus. Candidates must possess excellent customer service and organization skills.

Compensation:  This position is part time.  It pays $10 per hour and offers free tickets to all Huntington Theatre Company productions.


How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume or letter of experience to:

Katrina Alix

Calderwood Pavilion House Manager

527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116

kalix@huntingtontheatre.org

 


 


 

Wigmasters

The Huntington Theatre Company is seeking overhire wigmasters for the 2017-2018 season, primarily from Sept. 2017-Feb. 2018.

This is a run crew position for Huntington Avenue Theatre productions, with runs of five weeks, eight shows a week.  Duties include maintaining the original design and set of custom wigs, putting wigs on actors and removing them, performing quick changes, cleaning wigs, and supervising makeup.These positions are paid hourly and some overtime may be required.  Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither travel nor housing is provided.

Must have experience in professional theatre, and be familiar with dressing and maintaining custom human-hair wigs.

Be punctual and reliable, and remain calm and professional at all times.

Communicate well with designers, actors, stage managers and costume director.

Have good organizational skills.

Be willing and able to adjust schedule to needs of each show, depending on amount of maintenance required.

Please include two references in application.


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